Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal beer, at a whopping 10% alc. by volume. Reportedly spiced with honey, caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients. The alcohol content probably goes a long way toward explaining that very warm and satisfied feeling one finds on the very first sip. A rich, dark-flavored beer with lots of deep-roasted chocolate malt, but still fairly dry, with a hint of sourness at the core. It is very spicy, with some winter spruce flavor in the bargain. The wild yeast sourness also adds to its welcoming character.

Swaroga's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, - NOV 3, 2012
75cl bottle. Hazy dark brown/red with small and slightly tanned head. Nose : white cheese, caramel, spices of clove, cinnamon. Leather. Some honey. Sip : Medium body with creamy texture. Good carbonation. Sweet and sour with strong spices like clove and cinnamon. Sweet honey and caramel. Strong cooked cherry flavor. Aftertaste is dry and spicy. Overall this beer is one of it kind. Not that easy to drink but still original and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (979) - POLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Pana żółta, obita, gruba, szybko opada do pierzynki. Barwa rubinowo miedziana, mocno zamglona. W aromacie słodowo i estrowo - karmel, toffi, cukier kandyzowany, suszone morele, rodzynki... W smaku dość słodkie, tu na pierwszym planie daktyle, figi, rodzynki, kandyzowane owoce, do tego aromatyczne przyprawy korzenne, głóg, świąteczny keks i domowe wino. Goryczka niska do średniej, ziołowa. Alkohol likierowy i rozgrzewający. Wysycenie średnie, lekko poszczypujące.
Fajne Belgian Strong Ale z tego Saisona ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2032) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 8, 2016
butelka jeszcze z Belgii, warka do konca 2019 (lot dm 15). Niezapiekne, metne, nieco brunatne piwo z niezbyt imponujaca piana. aromaty srednio intensywne - na pierwszym planie przyprawy a la galka muszkatulowa, gozdziki, imbir, pewnie kilka innych blizej niesprecyzowanych. do tego dochodi ziolowosc, miodowosc, owoce a la przejrzale brzoskwinie. nieco rodzynek i chyba innych suszonych / kandyzowanych owocow W ustach fajna mieszanka kwaskowatosci ze slodkoscia, ta drugie jadnak bierzze gore po chwili zwlaszcza w posmakach. przewijaja sie tez przyprawowe nuty caly czas, miod i brzoskwinie wlasnie raczej w posmakach. goryczka niska, przyprawowa. wysycenie niskie. bardzo ciekawe piwo, nadal bardzo pijalne, szybko znikajace z pokala, zachecajace do kolejnego lyka. Jestem pod wrazeniem, ze te wydawaloby sie niespojne nutki wszystkie ze soba graja. struttura dosc ciezkawa, ciut oleista. bdb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
bottle at home. Pours dark ruby red, flat like a pancake. Intensely sweet malt orange zest, mellow peach, and some peppery notes. Full sweet body, increasingly bitter towards the end, but all blending nicely to a typical winter warmer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6713) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet sugars, spice and pine aromas. Herbal, pine, sweet Flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3744) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2016
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to my snifter showing a cloudy, deep orangey gold color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and web-like lacing. The nose was light fruit & citrus, circus peanuts, light peppery yeast, and spices. Light to medium bodied, fairly effervescent, with some welcome alcohol presence, the flavor was sweet, with a citrus & rind bitterness, finishing lightly acidic, and somewhat dry. A decent, well after the holidays treat that held up nicely in Tim’s cellar locker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5508) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a cloudy golden red with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and funk. Taste is fruit, funk, coriander, pepper, and malt. Nice for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Very murky golden, nice off white ringed head that faded softly. Nose is big spicy, earthy and posh tea with a faint spicy warmth. Carbonation is firm although for a Fantôme... Finishes quite greasy spice, saw of bready warmth on the linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (577) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle courtesy of stuu666. Pours hazy Amber. Nose of yoghurt, black pepper, redcurrants. Taste is hoppy and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - Nose - redcurrants and general funk. Taste - more red fruit and oranges too. Long tangy dry finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10822) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep orange, nose is funky, light custard, peppery, spiced, taste is similar, dry.

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